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David Lasser

space pioneer , writer

David Lasser, American space pioneer, writer. Vice president Center Continuing Education San Diego State University, 1979-1982. Served as sergeant United States Army, 1918-1919. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Founder award 1981); member American Association for the Advancement of Science, DAV.

Background

Lasser, David was born on March 20, 1902 in Baltimore. Son of Leonard and Lena (Jaffe) Lasser.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1924.

Career

Engineer, Rossendale-Reddaway Company, Newark, 1924;manager production, Halperin Mills, Brooklyn, 1925-1926;managing editor, Gernsback Publications, New York City, 1927-1934;president, Workers Alliance American, Washington, 1935-1940;president, American Security Union, Washington, 1940-1941;assistant director plant productivity division, War Production Board, Washington, 1942;director office Labor Advisory Coms., War Production Board, Washington, 1944-1947;special labor advisor, secretary commerce, War Production Board, Washington, 1947-1948;assistant to president, International Union Elec., Radio and Machine Workers American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Washington, 1950-1969;consultant, Department State, various countries, 1968-1972.

Works

Membership

Vice president Center Continuing Education San Diego State University, 1979-1982. Served as sergeant United States Army, 1918-1919. Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Founder award 1981).

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, DAV.

Connections

Married Florence Glassberg, August 26, 1927 (divorced September 1937). 1 child: Daniel Joseph. Married Helen Gerber, October 1937 (divorced 1947).

Married Amelia Tolbert, December 23, 1963.

father:
Leonard Lasser

mother:
Lena (Jaffe) Lasser

spouses:
Florence Glassberg

Helen Gerber

Amelia Tolbert